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Polymer Clay Hydrangea Comb Tutorial Part 1 by EruwaedhielElleth Polymer Clay Hydrangea Comb Tutorial Part 1 by EruwaedhielElleth
Part 1 of a tutorial on making a hydrangea flower hair comb from polymer clay. The file is rather large, so it may take time to load. download for the best view! :D

Part 2: [link]
Part 3: [link]

Finished comb: [link]

It's by no means a requirement, but if anyone does use this to make something and feels like sharing, I would love to see!
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alphabetsoup314 Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would never have thought of using a pop can as a cookie cutter. Very interesting. 
Thanks, I couldn't find any sheet metal cheap enough at the time, but I did have a few coke cans laying around, and I figured why not try it?
Thank you for sharing :) It's beautiful.
Taurga Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I will have to try that now, thanks for sharing! :D
You're welcome! I'm happy you found it interesting! :D
o.O Wow, very creative using a can like that, it wouldn't have occurred to me to use that. VERY cool.

I do have a thought though.... once you create your shape, is there a way to keep your tin from "bending" out of shape when you press them into the clay and then the work surface underneath? or is that just inevitable?
Hmm. Well, I guess you could just try to be very careful with how you hold it, but I really think that's just one of the drawbacks of using cheap and easy material.

If you think you're going to be using your cutter a lot though, you could make it out of a strip of sheet metal rather than tin. It would probably be harder to do and require more specialized tools, but it might be worth it.

Or, you could just buy a cutter made for gum paste (fondant). They're reasonably cheap if you just want one, and there are a lot of shapes to choose from. I hope that helps! :)
*nods* yes, thank you ^_^
Reixma Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I suppose you could always glue the cutter to a piece of cardboard. That may help to keep it's shape. Could help with cutting the shapes out too as it won't cut into your hands either. (Not tried it myself, just an idea that popped into my head)
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